• The pot can make the meal - 09/17/2014 12:10 AM EDT
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    'Rock Angel' author finds inner rockstar for novel

    09/12/2014 09:29 AM EDT

    HANCOCK -- Publishing her debut adult novel was a bit of a Cinderella story for Jeanne Bogino -- library director of the New Lebanon Library by day, writer in her Hancock home by night.  Full Story

    Ron Kujawski: Early leaf drop due to many factors
    09/12/2014 09:32 AM EDT -

    So many tree leaves have been changing color and dropping of lately that one would think Jack Frost has inadvertently flipped his calendar to October. Though Jack has a reputation for being mischievous and a bit careless, he is not at fault. Yet, why all the leaf drop?  Full Story

    Short Answers: Mom puts down middle-aged child
    09/12/2014 09:31 AM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

    Thom Smith: Take a walk in the woods and learn
    09/12/2014 09:23 AM EDT - 'You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. Full Story

    Mr. Know-It-All: 'Grawlix' replaces obscenity
    09/12/2014 09:30 AM EDT - Q: I have been reading newspaper cartoons since I was a kid. I'm now a senior citizen, and I still turn to the comic strips first. Full Story

    Delicate work for a worthy cause
    09/05/2014 11:43 AM EDT -

    Gertrude Treat is the last of the "knit wits."  Full Story

    Ron Kujawski: Basil crops suffer from new mildew
    09/05/2014 11:35 AM EDT - It was a very lush crop of basil, all started indoors from seed sown last April and then carefully tended through spring and summer. Full Story

    Short Answers: Neither a borrower nor a lender be ...
    09/05/2014 11:30 AM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

    Judy Isacoff: Full Harvest Moon lights the night
    09/05/2014 11:33 AM EDT -

    The Harvest Moon is early in 2014 if, in our mind's eye, the time for harvesting is closer to the Autumnal Equinox, Sept. 22 this year. There's a wrinkle here, bear with me.  Full Story

    Mr. Know-It-All: Actress' mysterious beginnings
    09/05/2014 11:33 AM EDT - Q: While cleaning out an attic, I came across some movie studio promotional material on Theda Bara. Full Story

    Arrest in robbery of autistic man in Connecticut

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man in a crime that was captured by video cameras. Full Story
    (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
    APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Full Story